Richard H. Wood

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Richard H. Wood

Birthplace: Canton, New Jersey, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Woodburn, Macoupin, Illinois, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Richard H. Wood

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Richard H. Wood, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company A, 97th Illinois Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Captain Wood led the volunteer storming party, which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 12, 1895

Action Date: May 22, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company A

Division: 97th Illinois Infantry

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Richard H. Wood's Timeline

November 15, 1833
Canton, New Jersey, USA
March 8, 1903
Age 69
Woodburn, Macoupin, Illinois, USA